“SECONDS” (1966) – A Truly Forgotten Classic

ROCK HUDSON is The Star of JOHN FRANKENHEIMER’s 1966 Flick “SECONDS”

In MY Opinion, “SECONDS” is HUDSON’s BEST-EST-EST Flick, PERIOD. It’s A Rather Unique Blend of Sci-Fi, Horror, and Drama…

…That Truly Becomes An Even MORE-Unique THRILLER Because Of It All. Add In The Film is Directed By JOHN FRANKENHEIMER (“French Connection II”, “Black Sunday” & “Ronin”) and We’re Left With A TRUE-BLUE FORGOTTEN-CLASSIC!

What’s The Skinny On “SECONDS”?? Well… You Just Pay The Fee, And We’ll Fake Your Death, And You Can Get Out Of Your Current-Life, and Start Fresh & Anew Somewhere Else. Something MOST PEOPLE Have Thought About At-Least ONCE In Their Life…

…Only You’d Best Be Happy With The NEW-Life, Since All You Get Is ONE SECOND CHANCE. They Just Don’t Bother To Tell You That Part When You Sign-Up AND Go-Through-With-It The FIRST TIME!!!

SECONDS

A Truly UNIQUE Flick…

…And A Truly FORGOTTEN CLASSIC.

I Can TOTALLY RECOMMEND It To ANYONE…

…Who’s A Fan Of SCI-FI, HORROR, DRAMA, THRILLER Films.

ESPECIALLY With…

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER In The Director’s Chair…

…And ROCK HUDSON Giving Us His BEST PERFORMANCE EVER!!!

CHECK IT OUT, My Peeps, Fo SHO!!!

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(Not So) Random (Blu-ray) Movie Mention: “DREDD” (2012)

DREDD (2012)

The Tagline Says…

JUDGMENT IS COMING

…And That’s Exactly What’s Happening.

Right Here.

Right Now.

Ready?

GREAT!

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Let Me Truly Begin By Saying That This Flick…

DREDD

…Is My Favorite Blu-ray Of 2013, Thus Far.

I Can Say That Without Reservation, OR Hesitation.

It Is Simply Wonderful.

To Be Blunt…

…I LOVED IT!!!

As Far As The Film Goes, “DREDD” Is Totally And Easily 142,000-Times BETTER Than The Original Take On The Film, The Campy Cheese-Fest “JUDGE DREDD“, Starring SYLVESTER STALLONE.

In The 2012 Version…

KARL URBAN Is “DREDD

…And He’s So So SO Much Better As The Title Character Than Ole SLY Was.

Don’t Get Me Wrong, My Peeps, I AM A Fan Of Ole SLY STALLONE.

I Always Have Been.

I Just Enjoyed KARL URBAN‘s Take On The Character So So SO Much More.

DREDD” Is WILD.

It’s FUN.

It’s BRUTAL.

It’s BLOODY.

It’s LOADED With Wonderfully Awesome Special F/X, Trashy And Dangerous Characters, The Works!!!

It Has A Simple, But Effective, Plot.

And, Of Course, A Stone-Cold Performance By KARL URBAN.

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Honestly, I’m Actually Kinda Sad I Didn’t Make The Time To See This One Up On The Big Screen.

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After Seeing It On The Blu-ray, I Can Totally Tell Y’all I Would Have Happily Shelled Out My $10 To Catch It At The Theater.

This Blu-ray Is Rather Stunning.

The Sound Quality May Be The Best I’ve Yet Heard.

The Picture Quality Was Spot-On.

The Flick Simply LOOKED And SOUNDED Wonderfully Wonderful!!!

Co-Starring…

OLIVIA THIRLBY As The Rookie Judge “ANDERSON”

…And…

LENA HEADEY As The Ruthless Drug Kingpin “MA-MA”

…This Version Of The Classic “JUDGE DREDD” Comics Is Vastly Superior To The Original Film Adaptation, And I Had An Absolute Blast Checking-It-Out!!!

I Recommend This One To Anyone Who Enjoys Some Quality Escapist Fun!!!

JUDGMENT IS COMING

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You Betcha, My Peeps!!!

It’s Coming, And It’s AWESOME!!!

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Did You Enjoy “HIGH NOON”? Do You Enjoy SCI-FI? GREAT! Then You Will LOVE “OUTLAND”!!!

OUTLANDWas Released In 1981, And It Stars… … …SEAN CONNERY!!!
(TAGLINE: "ON JUPITER'S MOON HE'S THE ONLY LAW.")

HONESTLY, My Peeps…

…This Flick…

OUTLAND

…Is…

MY FAVE-FAVE SEAN CONNERY FLICK Of ALL-TIME!!!

.Period.

It Always Has Been.

And…

…It’s Very Likely To Always Be.

As My Headline States…

OUTLAND

…Really Is Like…

HIGH NOON

…Except It Takes Place…

…IN OUTER-SPACE!!!

O.M.G.

!!! !!! !!!

Exactly, My Peeps.

It’s WONDERFUL!

SEAN CONNERY

…Is…

MARSHAL O’NEIL

…The NEW Law In “Town”.

Only, The “Town” Is A CORPORATE-RUN-MINING-OPERATION On JUPITER’s MOON “IO”!!!

(I Can Tell You're Already Hooked Simply Based On The Possibilities!)

MARSHAL O’NEIL

…Takes Exception To Being Bossed-About By The Mining-Ops’ General Manager…

SHEPPARD

(Played Perfectly By PETER BOYLE)

…All The While He’s Trying To Figure-Out…

…WHY People Are Dying…

…And…

…WHY Are People Going Insane???

Soooo…

MARSHAL O’NEIL

…Enlists The Help Of…

DR. LAZARUS

(Played Equally Well By FRANCES STERNHAGEN)

…In His Investigations.

Come To Find-Out…

…Those Who Are Going Crazy And Offing Themselves AND Other Folks…

…Are ALL Taking A Powerful Drug That Does Make Them Work Harder And Faster…

…But It ALSO Eventually Causes Them To Go PSYCHO!

When…

MARSHAL O’NEIL

…Starts Puttin’ The Smack Down…

SHEPPARD

…Calls In The HIRED-GUNS To Stop The Marshal Before He Ruins Their Whole Operation!!!

And…

…Of Course…

…The People Of The “Town” Are All Too Cowardly To Step-In And Help The Marshal.

!!! !!!

It’s A HELLUVA FLICK, My Peeps!!!

And I DO Refer To It As A TOTALLY FORGOTTEN CLASSIC.

.Period.

Hell…

…Most Folks Don’t Even Know This One Exists.

BUT…

…That’s Why I’M Here!!!

Trust Me, Kiddies…

…If You Haven’t Seen…

OUTLAND

…And You’re Into The Plot-Line I’ve Just Lightly Laid Out…

…And You LOVE’YA Some…

SEAN CONNERY

(And Who Doesn't Love Themselves Some SEAN CONNERY!!!)

…Then It COULD BE The Proverbial Diamond-In-The-Rough For Ya.

Fo SHO Fo SHO, My Peeps!!!

Do You Trust Me???

GREAT!!!

I Simply KNEW YOU DID!!!

!!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!!

BRADLEY -Vs- “DARK CITY”: A Rematch 15 Years In The Making!

Opening Night.

1998.

I Was There.

I’ll Never Forget That Night, Honestly.

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My Friends And I Had Decided Long Before It Was Released We Would Be Seeing This One On Said Opening Night.

Back In The 1980s And 1990s, That’s What Everyone Did On A Friday Night. You’d Meet-Up With Your Friends And You’d Head To The Local Movie Theater.

It Was Almost Like A Ritual. We Simply HAD HAD HAD To Go See Something.

Living In A Small Midwestern Town, It’s What We Had To Do.

It Was Our Best Option For Having A Good Time. It Was Either That, Or Go Walk Around The Mall.

I Know, Right, We Were Lame.

ANYWAY…

…We All Loaded-Up And Drove A Few Towns Over To The Much Larger Theater.

It’s About A 25-Minute Drive.

(((well we probably made it in less than 20-minutes, but it's SUPPOSED to take longer)))

Upon Entering The Theater, I Was Immediately Horrified To Find It Totally Packed.

The Only Seats Left Weren’t Ideal, To Say The Least.

We Took Said Seats, Anyway.

We Weren’t About To Miss This Flick.

Period.

Sadly, The Theater Was BLAZING-ASS-HOT!

Not Hot As In “Hip & Cool”…

…No…

…I Mean It Was F-in’ HOT HOT HOT Like Hell’ishly HOT!

Like 714-Degrees HOT!

It Was February, And Therefore Cold Outside.

So, The Theater People Had The Heat Cranked Allllll The Way Up.

That’s How It Felt, Anyway.

Couple That With A Totally Packed House, And Yeah.

HOT HOT HOT!!!

The People Sitting In Front Of My Friends And I Never Stopped Gabbing. Someone’s Pocket-Pager Went Off Like 10-Times. I Couldn’t Follow The Plot Very Well Because Of The Distractions And Became Very Confused As To What The Hell Was Really Going On.

It Was All Too Much.

Add In The Fact That “DARK CITY” Is A Dark, Slower-Paced Thriller And It Becomes Easier To Understand Why I Left The Theater Afterward Vowing To NEVER Watch This Flick Ever Ever EVER AGAIN!

And I Didn’t.

For 15 Years, My Vow Stood Strong And Unwavering.

That Is, Until Very Recently.

Seeing “DARK CITY” On Opening Night Was THE WORST THEATER EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE.

Period.

It Had Totally Tainted My View Of The Movie.

You See, I Took-Out My Frustrations Of The Night On The Film. I Shouldn’t Have, But I Did.

My Bad.

Upon Watching It Again, Finally, After 15 Years, I Finally Realized I Had Made A Horrid Mistake.

DARK CITY” Really Is A Quality Flick, My Peeps.

Watching It In The Comfort Of My Own Home, Without Distractions, I Was Able To Finally Appreciate It For What It Is.

A Very Good SCI-FI THRILLER.

It’s Well Acted.

(((starring RUFUS SEWELL, KIEFER SUTHERLAND, JENNIFER CONNELLY, and WILLIAM HURT)))

It’s Well Directed.

(((craftily done by ALEX PROYAS whom also directed another favorite of mine "THE CROW")))

The Sets And Special F/X Are Very Cool.

The Plot Can Be A Touch Confusing At Times, But You’ll Eventually Get It In The End.

All In All, I Was Saddened It Had Taken Me So Long To Finally Give It Another Chance.

BUT, In The End, I’m Super Glad I Did.

DARK CITY” Deserved Better Than What It Got.

It Deserved Better Than What I Gave It.

SO, Here I Am, Trying To Rectify The Problem.

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If You’ve Seen This One, GREAT.

If You’ve Not, Well, DO SO.

Some People Can’t Get Enough Of “DARK CITY“…

…Some People Can’t F-in’ Stand It.

WHICH ONE ARE YOU?!??!?

My Curiosity Abounds.

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“Never Underestimate The Power Of The SCHWARTZ!” –YOGURT

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-=YOGURT=-

(((aka MEL BROOKS)))

(((akaTHE EVERLASTING KNOWITALL“)))

{{From The Classic Motion Picture Epic,SPACEBALLS” (1987)}}

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Dedicated To My Nephew.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ARI!!!!!!!!!!

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-Science Created Him. Now CHUCK NORRIS Must Destroy Him.- It’s “SILENT RAGE” (1982) My Peeps!!!

Alright, My Peeps…

…In This Wild Little Flick…

CHUCK NORRIS

…Is A Tough-As-Nails Sheriff Of A Small Town In Good Ole Texas…

…And Now He’s Facing-Off Against A Mentally Deranged Psycho Killer Whom Is, As Far As We All Know, Totally INDESTRUCTIBLE!!!

No Shit, Sheriffs!

CHUCK NORRIS

…In A “B-Movie” ACTION/HORROR/SLASHER/SCI-FI/THRILLER!!!

I KNOW, RIGHT!!!

WOOT!!!

I Promise, I Couldn’t Make This Up If I Tried!

Well…

…Ok…

…I Could…

…But I’m So SO NOT!!!

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Our Killer Is “JOHN KIRBY”…

(Played With A Brute Viciousness By Mr. BRIAN LIBBY)

…A Man Who Was Recently SHOT-TO-PIECES By The Police After He Took An AX TO HIS FAM!

He Died On The Operating Table…

…Under The Careful Care Of Three Doctors/Surgeons/Geneticists…

(Played By RON SILVER, STEVEN KEATS, And WILLIAM FINLEY)

…Who Are Now Using “KIRBY” As Their Ginni-Pig For A Genetic Super-Healing Serum.

Guess What?!

IT WORKS!!

Only, Not In How They’d Planned.

“KIRBY” Has A Totally Static-Brian, And A Body That Can Perpetually Heal Heal HEAL!!!

Do You See Where This Is Going, Kiddies?!?!?

SURE YOU DO!!!

“KIRBY” Flies The Coop And Sets Out On A Murderous Rampage…

…And…

…Of Course…

…It’s Up To…

CHUCK NORRIS

…To Stop Him!!!

It’s A KILL Or BE KILLED Type Of Situation, Fo SHO!!!

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Trust Me, My Peeps…

…You Haven’t Lived Until You’ve Seen…

CHUCK NORRIS

…In…

SILENT RAGE

…And That Gets A BIG…

FO SHO!!!

😀

SILENT RAGE

…Is Easily One Of the Most Fun, Most Awesome, And Most Underrated Flicks In The Realm That Is…

CHUCK NORRIS

!!! !!! !!!

And, I Mean, Come On, At Least With This Flick You Know EXACTLY WHY The Killer Just WON’T DIE!!!

That’s Gotta Count For Something, Right???

RIGHT!!!

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“I Just Looove “MOONRAKER”.” Said More Lovingly Than Should Be Allowed. =) -BRADLEY

BRADLEY Is Really Cool, I Promise. The “MOONRAKER” Fawning Is Purely True, Yet, Induced By A Love Affair Fascination With ROGER MOORE. 😐

Greetings From Chicago, My Peeps!

Yes Yes Yes…

…I’m Very Aware That It’s After 5AM…

…But What’s Wrong With That?!

Besides The Fact I’m The Only Person Still Awake.

And Besides The Fact I Haven’t Slept In Over 24-Hours.

Okay, AND Besides The Fact That I’m So Wide Awake It Ain’t Even Funny.

I’m Having A Ball.

Lots Of Wonderful Conversations…

…Excellent Food…

…Spending A Little Time In The Company Of Those I Hold Most Dear.

It’s F-in GREAT!!!

I Know I Should Be Sleeping, But I’ve Such A Good Time That I’m Totally Amped-Up.

What To Do, What To Do?

???

Guess I Could Watch One Of The Xmas Gifts I Received Upon Arrival.

I Was Gifted TWO (2) Blu-ray Movies!!!

I Received A Copy Of…

THE GREY

…Starring…

LIAM NEESON

-Vs-

Those Damned Dastardly Evil Wolves!!!

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I Also Received The Crown Jewel Of Blu-ray Wants For Myself…

RIDLEY SCOTT‘s

PROMETHEUS

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And I Can Even Give Y’all A Quicky Review For Them Both Using Only One Line Of Text, Each.

LIKED IT A LOT 🙂

LOVED IT A BUNDLE 😀

Nice, Quick, Easy, Painless, Perfect.

(*teehehe*)

So…

…Yeah…

…I’ve Been Here For Like 12-Hours…

…And I’ve Already Had Enough Of A Great Time To Totally Justify The Trip!

I Still Know I Totally Will NEVER Want To Live In The Big City Again…

…But It’s  TOTALLY Worth A Weekend Visit.

Smalltown Life Just Suits Me More So.

What’Ya’Gonna’Do, Ya Know?!

EXACTLY!

We Like What We Like…

…And We Knnow What We’re Capable Of.

Right?

RIGHT!!

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Anyway, My Peeps…

…Y’all Enjoy Your Weekend!

I’ll Do My Best To Enjoy Myself, Also!

I’ll Holla More So When I Have Some Time To Work-Work On Ye Ole Bloggin’ing!

Until Then… 😉